mike rosset mike.rosset at
Wed Apr 23 16:34:38 UTC 2008

Actually uArch currently has a complete rootfs including toolchain and
kernel. all installable from web into dir or mounted dir. if you install to
a mount point you can boot the partition or if you install to a dir, chroot.

Creating new packages is extremely easy, even more so if your use to Arch
Linux's abs. And its all managed with pacman, install new packages remove
packages, upgrade system etc.

Current draw back, I still have not worked out a base-micro group using
busybox. So a base file system is quite large. "mainly good for developers
at this point". Currently only supports i386 however once I think i386 is
pretty stable. I'm going to start porting to arm.

Anyone is welcome to help out if there intrested.

install instructions can be found at uArch <>



On Wed, Apr 23, 2008 at 9:23 AM, Denys Vlasenko <vda.linux at>

> On Wednesday 23 April 2008 15:35, Ed W wrote:
> > I guess you have tried gentoo before embarking down this route?  You can
> > drop out a basic bootable image starting at about 5MB and go up from
> > there.  Simple to build binary packages and merge them using qmerge.
> > Build binary images for the architecture of your choice (although to be
> > fair cross compiling for non native architectures adds some extra steps
> > which are somewhat complicated).  Use uclibc/mdev/udev or whatever takes
> > your fancy...
> Sounds surprisingly sane.
> Maybe it even uses something less arcane than init-with-runlevels-
> and-tons-of-scripts-in-/etc?
> --
> vda
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